Simple Sunday – Preparation

This weekend I spend most of my time writing lesson plans and completing coursework in preparation for the coming week.  This week, while I am still three weeks away from taking over as lead teacher for a period of eight weeks, I will be teaching all day Tuesday and Wednesday.  My mentor teacher offer up the opportunity and I would be a fool to turn it down.  While I have taught large chunks of the day, I have never been lead teacher all day.  It will be an experience!

Since my life seems to be of the all or non variety as of late, I was not surprised that both my supervisor and the principal wanted to schedule formal observations for this coming week as well.  Oh, yeah.

And so this weekend I prepared.

I feel ready.  I know there will be moments throughout the week, probably lots of them, where I will feel far from ready, but right now in this moment – I am ready.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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11 Responses to Simple Sunday – Preparation

  1. ksbeth says:

    when you have your weeks as lead teacher, you will learn more than all of your time spent in school. ) you’ll do great, beth

    • shoes says:

      You are so right about that! In just those two days of being “in charge”, it was amazing how quickly I was able to wrap my head around the daily schedule and the all important transitions from activity to activity. It was fun (and a lot of work)!

  2. Deborah the Closet Monster says:

    Wishing you the best for both days!

  3. Good luck!! Believe in yourself and know that while it probably won’t go perfectly, that doesn’t mean it won’t be wonderful!

    • shoes says:

      I love the sentiment in your comment (even read it to my husband). I strive for perfection and tend to be self critical so it was nice to hear from you that not perfect can and does equal wonderful. It went wonderfully, not perfectly – and it was perfect all the same. 🙂

  4. Hetterbell says:

    Good luck! You’ll do great! I still think that being a mom will and does help. 🙂

  5. No worries- you can do it. You will gain more experience and confidence anyway and that is what you really cannot get from lectures and books! I wishy the best! Take care!

    • shoes says:

      You are so very right. “Doing” instead of “reading and listening about” is where the true learning takes place. It was a wonderful experience that helped me get ready for the time when I take over as lead teacher.

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